Oklahoma v. RS, Pottawatomie County, CF-2020-###
RS (50 yrs old) charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor (16 yrs old). Tried this strange and difficult case to a jury using defense of "consent". Obtained a hung jury / mistrial. The State later declined to retry the case, and the charge was dismissed, as the complaining witness was finally heard in her refusal to cooperate further in the prosecution. Besides the consent element of the defense. Mr. Pierce, through cross-examination and closing argument, exposed how various agencies, under the guise of victim support, operate primarily as prosecutorial support - against the interests of the young ladies who are reeled into the state's social services web. These agencies, ever operating with an eye to their own welfare, will, if necessary, make victims of their own. This time, their pawn would not be their trophy.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense